Tag: military biofuels

Special Report on Military Biofuels

Military biofuels returns to the spotlight as DoD releases phase one of its program to source sub-$4 advanced, drop-in biofuels.  In today’s special report, reaction around the globe and a special close-up look at the Fulcrum BioEnergy project. As reported in the Digest on Monday, the DoD will award three contracts totaling $16 million to […]

May 30, 2013 More

The Big Military Biofuels Build-Up: will it happen, and how, and why?

In today’s Digest, Will Rogers updates us on the operational and strategic rationale behind the U.S. military’s energy efforts. By: Will Rogers, Consumer Energy Report The recent debate over the role of the military in investing in renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency and conservation programs and alternative biofuels has included many voices that sometimes conflate […]

December 13, 2012 More

“Biofuels have the momentum”: US Senate votes 54-41 to clear Navy’s path to affordable, advanced biofuels capacity

In Washington, the US Senate voted 54-41 in favor of an amendment offered by Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina to repeal section 2823 of the annual Defense appropriations bill. Sec. 2823 of the FY13 NDAA (S. 3524) would have prohibited the Secretary of Defense or any other official from the Department of Defense (DoD) […]

November 30, 2012 More

Senate roll-call on military aviation biofuels: the geography of support

In Washington, the US Senate voted 62-37 in favor of an amendment offered by Senator Mark Udall of Colorado to repeal section 313 of the annual Defense appropriations bill. Section 313 language, which was offered by Senator Inhofe and adopted in Committee, prohibits DOD from procuring alternative fuels if they cost more than their conventional […]

November 29, 2012 More

Triple Win for Biofuels on Capitol Hill; $$$ for Military Biofuels; Tax Extenders Package; Algae wins tax credit parity

Advanced biofuels make a stunning comeback in Washington with three quick committee-level touchdowns on military biofuels, tax credits and algae parity; full Senate vote, conference with House by September? In Washington, the US Senate Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Finance Committee handed the advanced biofuels industry three of its most significant wins on Capitol […]

August 3, 2012 More

“Campaign donors that own lucrative biofuels businesses.”

MEEchelleO: #ObamaPreferredBy campaign donors that own lucrative biofuels businesses. Biofuels_: Listen to energy expert, Tom Drolet on @CleanEnergyView “Is Energy Diversity The Key?” #blogtalkradio #solar R_Hason: Veterans back military’s role in biofuels development EcoManLeader: #Energy Globally, biofuels are being promoted as a kind of nicotine patch to wean the world off its dirty and…

July 25, 2012 More

“Push in Congress to ban biofuels in military has big long-term costs.”

Today on Twitter. drgrist: Push in Congress to ban biofuels in military has big long-term costs  Quibble: not “Congress.” The GOP. RickLaneyPR: Grant awarded to Blue Ridge Biofuels and Biltmore Estate (@BiltmoreEstate) for #biofuel #diesel. #Asheville BiodieselMag: Says #algae #biofuel technology market will hit $1.6 billion in 2015 http://t.co/ZgbXLZry IowaBio: @BP_America aims to bring #cellulosic […]

July 19, 2012 More

Can biofuels really make a nation safer?

Answers to your questions about national security, energy independence, and military biofuels. Dan Nolan is a retired US Army Colonel and he is also the CEO of  Sabot 6, a company that brings Strategic Management Skills to Energy Security. His introduction to the global energy challenge came back in 2002 when on an assignment relating […]

July 12, 2012 More

UK energy security envoy calls for closer cooperation with US on military biofuels

In the UK, Royal Navy Rear Adm. Neil A. Morisetti, the UK’s climate and energy security adviser, visited the Air Force Research Laboratory Propulsion Directorate at Wright-Patterson with former US Air Combat Command chief Gen. Ronald E. Keys. Morisetti called on the US and UK to collaborate more closely on the development of strategic high-performance […]

June 14, 2012 More

“Military Biofuels Ban Moves Forward, Ignites Criticism, Backlash.”

Today on Twitter. OilEnergy: Universal Bioenergy Declares a 20% Stock Dividend to Reward Its Shareholders $UBRG #biofuels #biodiesel #fuel #OIL REWorld: Military Biofuels Ban Moves Forward, Ignites Criticism, Backlash westartrade: Growing Potential for Use of Biofuels Co-Products geoffdabelko: Need better understanding of connect btwn international & national actors in biofuels “land grabs” according to @TheWilsonCenter […]

June 7, 2012 More